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Friday, December 9, 2016
Photo: Rich Renomeron via Flickr
Photo: Rich Renomeron via Flickr

As President Barack Obama weighs using executive action to protect some 5 million undocumented immigrants from deportation, Republicans are struggling to craft a response. Some, like House Deputy Majority Whip Tom Cole (R-OK), are pushing for a legal challenge to the president’s plan. But many others, both inside and outside the Capitol, are agitating for a more confrontational approach: refusing to pass a long-term government funding bill unless it blocks the president from taking executive action on immigration.

This would inevitably cause the federal government to shut down. And it would be a very, very bad idea for the GOP. Here are five reasons why:

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